PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Co-presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and The O'Shaughnessy.
Reclaiming African-American narratives by showcasing their authenticity, ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora.
This dance theater work, performed by Camille A. Brown & Dancers, examines the culture of black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced.
Camille A. Brown is the choreographer for Broadway's Once on this Island and NBC's upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
Tapestries 3.0 features new and reprised works showcasing the diverse perspectives and talents of Artistic Director Karen L. Charles and local guest choreographers: Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Vie Boheme, and Jim Lieberthal.
The featured guest choreographers will expose many aspects of humanity–exploring mental and physical turmoil, women’s intuition, and personal and group support. Karen L. Charles’ excerpt from “Humanity & Elysian Fields Avenue” (2012), is an ode to the Gulf Coast residents devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2007 and hurricanes in Houston, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean this past year - a journey of how the human spirit, though devastated by natural disaster, returns and remains an integral part of the cultural tapestry of America.
This program contains mature content.
Tickets (fees included):
$25: General admission
$22: Student, senior, children under twelve years
Visit: http://www.bit.ly/tapestries3-0 or call 612.206.3600.
SEVEN features an eclectic evening of contemporary dance with six distinct and stunning original works, bringing something for every audience member. Share in new and past works with AMP’s seventh annual performance that showcases the company’s wide range of dynamism, physicality, and artistry.
Guest Artist – Sophia Pimsler
"Delta Blues" (2013)
"Picture Perfect" (2016) – Guest Artist Darrius Strong
Friday, March 23 at 8pm – Opening night Artists' Reception
Saturday, March 24 at 8pm – Post-Show Question and Answer Discussion
Sunday, March 25 at 2pm – ASL Interpreted and Pay What You Can
$20 - General Admission
$17 - Senior, student with ID, children under twelve
$3 off with 2017 MN Fringe Festival Button
To purchase: http://www.thelabtheater.org or call (612) 333-7977.
20 percent for a group of ten.
25 percent for a group of 20.
Photo Credit: V. Paul
“A no-holds-barred look at masculinity in African culture and the African male body in American culture.” —New York Times
Fierce and charismatic Zimbabwe/New York–based choreographer Nora Chipaumire continues her investigations of the black body, Africa, and the self. Situated in a real boxing ring, Chipaumire trades jabs with the specter of her estranged father as he fights against prejudice, social pressures, and the weight of history in this bright, loud, and penetrating work. Outfitted with boxing gloves, African talismans, and football pads, they stagger between combat and jest in this symbolic dance-ritual that forces us to question stereotypes of race and gender. Contains mature content.
Talking Dance with Nora Chipaumire
Join Chipaumire in the galleries on Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm as she discusses the intersectionality of being black, female, and African, the prominent thematic inquiry behind her choreography. Part of Target Free Thursday Nights.
RELAY RELAY is an artist-to-artist interview marathon for and by Twin Cities contemporary performance makers. Twenty artists working in dance, theater, music, and performance art will engage in public dialogue at the Red Eye Theater, in wide-ranging conversations that draw from Red Eye’s core values of collaboration, experimentation, and critical discourse as a starting point.
Chantal Pavageaux | Sonya Berlovitz | Kimberly Richardson | Trevor Bowen | Maia Maiden | Alan Mure | Anjanie Da Artist | Ben Obi | Karen Sherman | Samantha Johns | Emmett Ramstad | Martin Gonzales | Masanari Kawahara | Akiko Ostlund | E.G. Bailey | Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra | Eric Larson | Rosy Simas | Rhiana Yazzie | Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
SCHEDULE and more information at: http://www.relayrelay.info.
The carnival is rolling into town!
M-SHE Productions Dance Company is bringing their theatrical Victorian carnival dance performances of L'Heure De Minuit back out for one night only!
There will be: live original music, whimsical dancing of a variety of styles, carnival games, and of course prizes and the smell of sweet fun!
Parker and Maggie are excited to bring their fantasy world to you for one night only at the magical Can Can Wonderland on Sunday, March 25 from 6-7pm.
Audience members are encouraged to dress in masquerade ball attire and masks.
Hold tight to your seats folks, you just might be lured into the Carnival!
Kids of all ages and adults still young at heart: grab your best friend and your granny too! It is coming, and we promise that you don't want to miss out.
BACK FROM HIATUS!
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$16: pay as able
Chitra Vairavan, with Ritika Ganguly
Anna Marie Shogren
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Shapiro & Smith Dance returns with an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and breathtaking physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak, triumph and despair.
The program will feature the world premiere of “Later that night” by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith. “Later that night” is a duet of longing, lingering, and near misses, exploring the heart-wrenching possibilities of an evening, or perhaps a lifetime. Shapiro & Smith will also reprise 2017’s uproariously funny “A Naked Man’s Shirt” and the expressive hit “HANDS.” Back by popular demand, the company will also perform its critically-acclaimed “Bolero” featuring an army of eighteen of the Twin Cities most powerful female dancers. This physically demanding piece is performed to Maurice Ravel's iconic score and its images of heroism and defeat show women's power to endure.
Free entertainment and more, especially for toddlers, at the Mall of America in the Rotunda, east entrance.
Performances will be at 10 and 11 a.m. You’ll also get the chance to make dazzling dancer crafts and learn some of the dance yourself, so make sure you remember your ballet shoes!
April 3, 2018 – Excerpts from St. Paul Ballet’s new original ballet Carmen.
University of Minnesota Dance presents
Researching Performance - The Black Dancing Body as a Measure of Culture
A Public Talk with Cowles Visiting Scholar, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild
Tuesday, April 3 at 4:30 pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance
Book signing to follow in the lobby.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild is the author of Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts; Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era (winner of the 2001 Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Scholarly Dance Publication); The Black Dancing Body–A Geography from Coon to Cool (winner, 2004 de la Torre Bueno prize for scholarly excellence in dance publication); and Joan Myers Brown and The Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina-A Biohistory of American Performance.
Susana di Palma’s Garden of Names, an original flamenco dance/theater work inspired by Lawrence Thornton’s novel Imagining Argentina, is a triumphant acclamation of the imagination’s power to fight injustice. From stories of “disappeareds” (desaparecidos) during the 1970s, when people disappeared to be tortured and killed in a reign of government terror, names blossom forth amid the lush “garden” of remembering. This production features an exciting collaborative cast of internationally renowned flamenco dancers, singers, and musicians, along with Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum.
April’s 3PLAY features new work by local artists Magic Dyke, Yonci Jameson (with Holo Lue Choy, Miles Jamison, and Keri Tap), and Amal Rogers.
Curated by Skewed Visions founders, each 3PLAY features new work by three artists. Three times a year, three artists are given development time in the studio and asked to create short new work for this time and place. The evening is split into three fifteen- to 20-minute sections and followed by an open conversation between audiences and artists.
MAGIC DYKE: "Paper vs. Rock (Sore Loser)" is all about provocation, suspense, and revenge; and the need for justice when you’ve been outsmarted by an unlikely enemy.
YONCI JAMESON: "resilience" explores the social expectations, the struggle with introversion and stagnancy, the expression of lived experiences, gender, and spirituality through a musical-metaphysical lens.
AMAL ROGERS: "Willness" explores list making, remaking, and crossing things off of lists as a proxy for wellness.
Eclectic Edge Ensemble is turning fifteen. Come celebrate with us!
Join us on Friday, April 13 to celebrate EEE's fifteen years of jazz dance and support EEE’s upcoming show. Enjoy live music, wood fire pizza, delicious drinks, and great company at the charming Mojo Coffee Gallery. Bid on silent auction items and enter drawings to win prizes. It’s our birthday wish that you dress like the decade you were fifteen! We’ll bring the balloons, you bring your billfold. We hope you can join us to blow out the candles!
The event is 7-10 p.m. Our party is open-house style, but please note that the silent auction ends at 9 p.m. Hopefully, you’ll leave with a present!
Free parking available! Your contribution supports our dancers, choreographers, production needs, and community outreach. Wear the duds from the decade you were fifteen. It’ll be fun. $20 ticket at the door.
Please email your reseveration to email@example.com.
Games People Play
Games People Play features choreography by MotionArt’s co-directors Pam Gleason and Diane Moncrieff. Enjoy a captivating, moving, and sometimes hilarious evening of dance performed by MotionArt’s multigenerational group of dancers as they explore – both literally and figuratively – the games that people play.
Friday, April 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm
$18.00 General admission
$12.00 Children, students, seniors
MotionArt has been sharing the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities since 2013, enriching lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Experience a beautiful and raw performance as ballet dancers and boxers illuminate our common bonds with electric physicality. St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym's shared performance is an interactive experience that crackles with energy, blurring lines and illuminating the grace, athleticism and common rituals of ballet and boxing. The performance, funded in part by The Knight Foundation Cultural Opportunity Fund, springs from the unusual partnership between the St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym that is sure to challenge stereotypes as it bridges seemingly disparate cultures and demanding physical pursuits. The St. Paul Ballet’s Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot and Element Boxing Director Dalton Outlaw choreographed the performance as an interactive experience that highlights the common rituals of ballet and boxing.
"Mini-Beauty and the Beast" is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet’s adaptation of the classic story ballet, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite!
A handsome prince is transformed into a beast as punishment for his ugly arrogance. Only true love can break the spell – but who could love a monster like him? Full of magic and enchantment, this is a delightful mini-treat perfect for the whole family!
Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour and performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 11 a.m.
Purchase tickets online or by calling 952-985-4640.
WORLD PREMIERE - BODY, THE SHRINE
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 7:30pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 6pm *GALA
*ILLUMINE - A GALA CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
Saturday, April 28 | 6pm
Performance begins at 6:30pm.
Special Guest: Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Music by dj/rupture, curated by The SPCO’s Liquid Music Series
Tickets: $75. Includes performance, dinner and drinks.
Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy (mother and daughter), Ragamala Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of Body, the Shrine. Rooted in Bharatanatyam, Ragamala’s work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal.
Ashwini Ramaswamy joins her mother and sister in an intergenerational partnership to create Body, the Shrine, in which choreography, mythography, and Bhakti poetry entwine to connect the spiritual, the immediate, the intimate, and the transcendent. All performances are accompanied by an extraordinary musical ensemble from South India. A special gala celebration and performance will take place on Saturday, April 28 in honor of this milestone year.
Twin Cities Ballet, the ballet company behind the sold-out success The Wall: A Rock Ballet, presents Beauty and the Beast May 10-12, 2018 at Ames Center.
Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, this original TCB story adaptation written by Artistic Director Denise Vogt is returning to the stage!
Beauty and the Beast features an original musical score by Minnesota composer Jordan Cox, written and recorded specifically for this production; and features enchanting stage designs, costumes, and choreography.
Full of magic, imagination, hope, and redemption, Beauty and the Beast is a delightful performance for the whole family!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
May 10: 7:00PM
May 11: 7:00PM
May 12: 2:00PM, 7:00PM
TICKETS: $20–$36, available at the Ames Center box office, by phone at 800-982-2787 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
The professional company of St. Paul Ballet will complete the 2017/18 season in 1920s New York City. Carmen is an original ballet by Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot with music after Bizet’s original, arranged with new sections by local artist Richard Erickson. Inspired by Georges Bizet’s original score and the story of the opera, SPB’s Carmen will bring the characters and storyline into a different era. With new sets designed my Anne Henly, costumes by MaryBeth Gagner, and a live five-piece jazz band on stage with the company, see the electric energy of the 1920s spring to life in St. Paul Ballet’s Carmen. Special thanks to the McKnight Foundation for making this possible.
The O'Shaughnessy: May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm, May 13, 2018 at 2:00pm.
Community School Show, Friday, May 11 at 10:30am. Open to public, charter, and private schools, homeschool groups, assisted living homes and more members of the community! Contact Outreach Lead Michelle Ludwig for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all tap and percussive dancers!
Keane Sense of Rhythm is hosting National Tap Dance Day at the beautiful Como Park Pavilion overlooking Como Lake. We are accepting groups from trios to production size. Solos and duets are an option for professionals.
All ages welcome. This is an opportunity to celebrate percussive dance and all its diversity. We will have floors and shoes on the sides for anyone wanting to try on a pair and shuffle off to Buffalo. Vendors, food, and merchandise for purchase.
Show runs from 11am to 2pm.
If you're not part of a group, bring your shoes to improvise or shim sham with us.
Sign up to perform at http://www.tapcompany.org.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
St. Paul Ballet is unveiling its newest specialized summer 2018 training workshop, the SPB Company In-Residency Program!
With participation in this program, three professional company dancers from SPB will come to your studio to give challenging classical and contemporary ballet training in tailored, customized classes based on your studio needs.
The SPB Company In-Residency Program is offered in one, three, or five day workshops this summer. Classes may include ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, men’s technique, pas de deux, contemporary choreography, variations, nutrition, dance history, conditioning for dancers, yoga for dancers, and other specialized lectures such as “how to audition,” and “mental tips for better performances/competitions.” Studio dancers will create a connection with this professional dance company and school.
To learn more or reserve SPB company staff for this program please contact SPB Artistic Director, Zoé Henrot.
Dance with Ballet Royale this summer! Ballet Royale's Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet).
- June "Spring into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. June 11-29. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
- Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten and older, June 11–15.
- July Summer Intensive, July 9-27. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Students ages eight through professionals.
- Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop: August 6-17. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop, August 19-24. Girls ages eleven and older.
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start, August 20-24.
TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.
Session 1: January 29 - March 24
Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes May 28.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.
Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Dancing Together is a child and parent/caregiver creative movement eight-week workshop designed for children ages two through four and their parent/caregivers who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play.
Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.
Session 2: April 11 - June 2
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session. Online preregistration required.
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2018 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through twenty. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 9-28, 2018.
The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at email@example.com or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 30-August 18, 2018.
This three-day ballet workshop for intermediate/advanced students ages sixteen through 24 will focus on technique fundamentals, pointe strengthening and exploring contemporary pointe work with teaching artists Penny Freeh and Abdo Sayegh. Students will be encouraged to deepen their understanding of the classical elements in ballet class as well as pushing the technical boundaries in contemporary phrase work. A minimum of four years of pointe training is strongly encouraged.
6:15-6:45pm, Pointe Class
6:45-7:45pm, Contemporary Pointe Work
For more information and to register, visit http://www.tudance.org/ballet-contemporary-pointe-work-workshop-march-27....
Inversion modern is BACK! Tuesdays in March, 7:30-9:00pm at the Off-Leash Art Box.
Build your relationship with gravity on the floor and on the walls, (and also build your upper body strength!). The goal is to expand a vocabulary of inverted work that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, working the body safely and centered.
Class is for intermediate to advanced dancers who have done some form of inverted work, such as gymnastics, capoeira, yoga, etc.
Class is sliding scale $10-15.
Contact Jennifer for more information.
Ages fifteen and older. All levels welcome.
Please join TU Dance students as they host a movement workshop rooted in the African-American vernacular, with Timothy Edwards and Maleek Washington, members of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, who celebrate the power of African-American social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history.
Tim and Maleek will use their individual talents and experiences as CABD members to help attendees investigate the ways communities used movement as a form of social expression, activism and fun! It is Camille's hope that the spirit of expression through movement is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their identity and to share their personal expression with the community of participants.
Free. Limited spots available. Advanced registration required. To register, call: 651.282.3115 or secure your spot online.
Comfortable clothing recommended. Free parking available.
Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!
Eight Thursdays, March 22 - May 10
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
Instructor: Kari Schire
Register here: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.
St. Paul Ballet is thrilled to have Joseph Morrissey back in the studio. Joseph has set multiple works on the SPB company including the recently performed "Suite for Strings."
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00-11:30am.
SPB Studios, 655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
$15 drop-in or use your SPB class card.
This class is suitable for ages thirteen and older, intermediate/advanced dancers.
Joseph Morrissey is the Director of Dance at Interlochen Center for the Arts after serving as Director of Artistic Planning and Touring for The Hong Kong Ballet. He has danced with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany; Charleston Ballet Theatre; and Boston Ballet II. Morrissey holds a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Classical Ballet from The Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University. He is a graduate of The Harid Conservatory and has furthered his training at the Royal Ballet School in London and the Houston Ballet Academy.
Engagement with youth is crucial to the continuation of radical arts programming, but artists often shy away from working with youth due to barriers they consider out of their control. Workshop participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to establish effective creative partnerships with youth across social and economic barriers. Through a combination of materials and philosophies, participants will be given tools for deep and effective engagement with youth artists and audiences.
"Re-Defining the Edge" is led by Seth Matz, a community artist and facilitator based in Minneapolis. His past performance credits include 20% Theatre Company, The Friction Collective, Madame of the Arts, and St. Catherine University. He has also served as a teaching artist with youth from infancy through school age, in schools and organizations across the metro. This workshop series is a unique collaboration between Patrick's Cabaret, Pangea World Theater, and Soo Visual Arts Center.
Minnesota Dance Theatre offers ballet classes for absolute beginners, ages sixteen and older. The twelve-week spring session begins April 3 and continues through June 21.
• Tuesdays at 7pm with Jill Lile - $160
• Thursdays at 7pm with Zachary Tuazon - $160
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $320
Register by March 20 for a discount!
Registration page: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
About the teachers:
Jill Lile has a BFA and an MFA in dance from Texas Christian University and the University of Illinois. She has taught at Ballet Arts MN, University of Minnesota/Mankato, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, Macalester College, and Minnesota Dance Theatre.
Zachary Tuazon has been an MDT company dancer and faculty member since 2015. He received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and also received training from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Are you a dance team dancer looking for a spring recital opportunity? Come dance with us!
Dance Team Performance Class: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm. April 4 through June 9.
This class is designed for dancers interested in an energetic, precision-focused performance opportunity. Dancers will perform in our year-end recital on June 9. Whether you are preparing to audition for your school's dance team or simply interested in growing as a dancer and exploring new dance styles, this class is for you!
Dancers entering ninth through twelfth grade are welcome.
St. Paul Ballet is pleased to announce they are hosting a free master class given by Houston Ballet on Friday, April 6, from 6-7:30 pm in collaboration with Northrop. This class is for advanced adult/teen dancers in the Twin Cities fourteen years and older. There are only 30 spots available, and dancers must pre-register: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/houston-ballet-master-class.
MDT's biannual Open Division Open House includes free ballet class for adults, discounted class cards, and an MDT company showing. Open Division classes are open to adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
Saturday, April 7
8:45am – 12:30pm Discount class cards available - Sixth floor lobby
9:00am – 10:20am FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet - Studio 6A
10:25am – 10:35am MDT company showing - Studio 6A
10:40am – Noon FREE Advanced-Professional Ballet - Studio 6A
Sunday, April 8
11:00am – 1:30pm Discount class cards available - Sixth floor lobby
11:15am – 1:15pm FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet with Pointe - Studio 6A
11:30am – 1:00pm FREE Beginning Ballet - Studio 6B
Discount on class cards:
Ten percent off MDT class cards. MDT class cards have no expiration date.
Offer valid at MDT open classes from Monday, April 2 through Sunday, April 8. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card transactions.
Take all four courses for $325 if you register by March 30, OR
Pick one, two, or three courses for $90 each until March 30.
The deadline to register is MARCH 31.
April 21: 8:00am-12:00pm
Foundation as the Key to Successful Program Design
What components create a solid movement foundation and body alignment?
Creating Successful Pilates Programs
We outline some of the key components to organize and create successful Pilates workouts for healthy individuals, athletes and those with special considerations.
April 22: 9:00am-12:00pm
Incorporating the Pilates Ancillary Equipment in Your Programs
The ancillary equipment not only adds variety and challenge to a workout, each piece was designed with a specific purpose in mind.
April 22: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Pilates History and Archival/Historical Exercises
We will talk about Joe's ideas and the goals he envisioned for his work, how he ran his studio, and how his work changed with different clients/students.Learn archival advanced exercises.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Northfield Dance Academy is a non-competitive studio that values nurturing students of all ages in the love of ballet, modern, musical theatre, tap, jazz, hip hop, belly dance, and dance ability classes.
We are looking for a few new teachers that enjoy teaching kids and adults in all of these areas for the summer of 2018 and the school year of 2018-2019. We offer competitive pay for your education in dance and experience in dance and teaching. Please email resume and letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are located south of the metro and north of Rochester. Home to St Olaf and Carleton Colleges.
CREO Arts and Dance is looking for vibrant, encouraging, disciplined instructors for summer 2018 and fall-spring employment opportunities.
Expertise needed specifically for creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary, for students ages three to eighteen.
- Dance degree or professional performance experience preferred
- Minimum one year teaching experience
- Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children ages three to eighteen
- Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines
- Must be well organized, professional, a team player, and possess strong interpersonal and relational skills
- Must consent to and pass background check and drug test prior to hiring
CREO is a non-competitive dance studio committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists.
Dancer sought for spring rehearsals and summer showing. Two to three paid rehearsals per week. Solid modern background appreciated. For more information, email Bernadette Knaeble.
Dance instructors needed in the south metro this spring. All classes are recreational, beginning levels for ages three through nine. Great program with a fun and casual atmosphere!
April 2 - May 21.
April 5 - May 31, no class April 26.
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Dance.
This appointment is a fixed-term/nine-month sabbatical replacement starting August 20, 2018.
As a faculty member, you will be responsible for teaching courses that include but are not limited to: Beginning through Advanced levels Modern Dance Theory and Technique, Dance Appreciation, Performance, Beginning and Intermediate levels of Ballet, and teaching or team-teaching in other areas as qualified and needed.
Additional duties include directing and choreographing the annual main season dance production, serving as the Dance Program Director, serving on Theatre and Dance department committees, advising/mentoring students, and performing other customary faculty duties. Minimum qualifications for this position are an M.F.A. in dance and a demonstrated commitment to quality teaching. For additional information on applying for this position, go to http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winona. Open until filled. Applications received by April 5 will be given priority consideration. AA/EOE.
Off-Leash Area presents Inbox at the Art Box, June 14-16, curated by Sarah Hauss. We hope to make Inbox at the Art Box a grass-roots, artist-centered, and must-see annual event, highlighting the incredible quality and diversity of Twin Cities professional dance on a single stage.
Sunday, April 8 - 10am-noon, 1-4pm
Monday, April 9 - noon-2pm
Audition slots are ten minutes. Audition pieces must be no more than eight minutes.
Contact Sarah Hauss at email@example.com or 612-669-3417 with any questions or to schedule a time.
Twin Cities Ballet has openings for male and female company dancers and apprentices for the 2018-2019 season!
Sunday, April 8, 12:00pm
Registration at 11:30am
TCB is an innovative professional ballet company that creates original high-quality performances, including the most recent sold-out show Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet. TCB introduces and promotes the artistry, discipline and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms to Minnesota communities.
Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position with pointe shoe stipend. Season runs from approximately September 2018 to May 2019: 34 weeks.
Applicants must have strong classical ballet foundation and contemporary (modern) technique, excellent performance skills, good work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.
To arrange an audition, please contact TCB directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-452-3163.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer! Ballet Royale Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for students striving to reach their full potential. Master teachers join renowned faculty including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet).
Date: Sunday, April 8
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Audition for the following intensives:
1. July Full-Day Summer Intensive, variable length options. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
2. August Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious, and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.
Audition to be included in this program for the 2018-2019 school year:
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
This weekday afternoon program provides training in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique, performance (musical theater) jazz, modern (contemporary) dance, repertoire, pas de deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/injury prevention, advanced variations, and multiple performance opportunities.
For pre-audition requirements and needed submission materials, visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org.
TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands will be holding auditions for the 2018-2019 Season on Sunday, April 8.
9:30am – Registration
10:00-1:00pm – Audition
Interested dancers need to email their current resume and headshot to email@example.com and also bring hard copies the day of the audition.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.tudance.org/tu-dance-company-audition-april-8/.
Continental Ballet Company is holding auditions on Wednesday, April 11 at 10:30 am. Reservations are required - please call 952-563-8561. Applicants must be eighteen years or older. Women must be prepared for pointe work.
Zenon Dance Company and School has several dance camps coming up this summer. We are looking for teachers for all sessions. Please indicate which camp(s) you are interested in teaching, which age group, and which style if applying for a Sampler Camp position.
Adult/Teen Sampler Camp
July 9 - 13
Ages fifteen and older: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Youth Hip Hop Camp
Session 1: June 25 - 30
Session 2: July 30 - August 3
Ages six through ten: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages eleven through fourteen: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Youth Sampler Camp
Session 1: July 16 - 20
Session 2: August 13 - 17
Ages six through ten: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages eleven through fourteen: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
(2) Carefully read the guidelines on this page and watch the instructional video.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2017, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.
Deadline: April 4, 2018, 3pm CST.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
We are excited to offer the Art Box stage and studio spaces for rental to the Twin Cities performance community! The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event!
To learn about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.
St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
We are located conveniently at the intersection of University Avenue and Fairview Avenue North.
Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil at email@example.com.
Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.
TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.
MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: April 3 - June 21
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: March 22 - May 10
Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
Spring session begins on Monday, April 2 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, June 10.
Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.
This ten-week session is $160 and you may register online at http://www.cassandraschool.com, or just come to class to pay. Drop-in hour and a half classes are $18 each, OR, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center.
If you have always wanted to try ballet but never had the chance to take lessons, or if you used to dance and want to start again, this class is for you! Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Please wear ballet shoes if possible and comfortable clothing.
BEGINNING ADULT BALLET
Spring Session: Saturdays, April 7 - June 2.
Saturdays, 9:30am - 11:00am
Thursdays, June 14 - August 23.
Saturdays, June 16 - August 25.
9:30am - 11:00am
Midwest School of Ballet has classes running through May 12.
Enrollment is open to join at any point in the session, pro-rated options available.
Ballet Fundamentals I - ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9-9:45am (PIM)
Thursdays, 5:15-6pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals II - ages five and six:
Thursdays, 6-7pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals III - ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 10-11am (PIM)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (PIM)
Ballet Level I - ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:30-11am Beginning Adult Ballet (Edina Community Center). Enrollment for session is required.
Mondays, 7-7:30pm/7-8pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)
Boys' Club is an introduction to ballet, conditioning, flexibility, and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Boys in the class also have the opportunity to perform in the School of St. Paul Ballet spring showcase in May 2018.
What to wear: white shirt, black shorts or tights, black ballet slippers.
Boys' Club – drop-in for boys ages seven through eleven.
1-2 pm, Saturdays
FREE to dance!
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.
Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.
Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am. Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.
Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.
Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm with Helen Hatch
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm with Zoé Henrot, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm with Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am with Deborah Nettell
Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.
Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.
Photo by Aaron Warkov.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boys' Program!
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Boys' Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.
Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
FREE classes with Keane Sense of Rhythm:
Fridays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Can Can Wonderland. Shoes provided.
Open Technique on Sundays:
Beginning Tap: 1:00pm
Intermediate Tap: 1:00pm-2:15pm
Advanced Tap: 2:15pm-3:30pm
Youth Tap Ensemble - Technique, improvisation, choreography, history, and performance opportunities on Sundays:
Fast Track - Intermediate: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Performing Line - Advanced: 2:15pm-6:15pm
Tap Hour 1 - Beginning: Monday nights, 6:30pm-7:45pm
Tap Hour 2 - Intermediate: Monday nights, 7:45pm-9:00pm
Teacher-only Class: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:15pm
Tappy Hour 1 and 2: Wednesdays, 10:15am-11:30am
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.
This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.
The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.
March 26 : Warm up and jam at The Beautiful Studio.
6:30-9:00pm. Studio open at 6pm.
An eclectic blend of contemporary, modern, and post-modern styles engaging the dancer in full-body movements spanning a dynamic range from subtle to explosive. Concepts involving varying points of initiation, ease of movement and the utilization of momentum are emphasized. Movement vocabulary is focused on crafting a dancer both athletic and evocative; phrases are created to challenge the mind and body. This class's atmosphere tries to create a feeling of inclusiveness, creativity, playfulness, and interaction.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11am throughout the Winter/Spring 2018 session.
Join Cowles Center Teaching Artists Karla Nweje and Derek Phillips for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50 and older who love a healthy, active lifestyle.
MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.
Spring Series: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM | February 21-May 16
Membership: $90. Includes all classes, a pair of season tickets, and a 20 percent discount to season performances at The Cowles Center.
Where: Second floor, Target Education Studio
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lx3bHhoUcwwxmLS63
OTHER DANCE NEWS
MN Original, Twin Cities PBS' weekly art series, features Karen L. Charles, Artistic and Executive Director of Threads Dance Project. This eight-minute segment also highlights 2017 McKnight International Choreographer Salia Sano, who was co-hosted by Threads Dance Project and The McKnight Foundation in the fall of 2017. Watch Karen's MN Original segment here: www.tpt.org/post/mathematician-quits-day-job-start-dance-company.